No, it doesn’t happen often. But then most atheists aren’t suing the nativity scene.
In “Atheist Activist Who Threatened to Sue to Stop Texas Nativity Has Become a Christian”(The Blaze, April 5, 2012), Billy Hollowell reports,
It’s only been two months since the atheist was threatening to wage a legal war against the nativity scene in Henderson County. But something changed over the past 60 days. After residents found out that Greene was suffering from a serious eye condition that could lead to blindness and he was forced to retire, Christians‘ kindness transformed Greene’s worldview.
The nativity scene was a problem only in Greene’s own mind; blindness, unfortunately, is a real one. Incidentally,
“There’s been one lingering thought in the back of my head my entire life, and it‘s one thought that I’ve never been able to reconcile, and that is the vast difference between all the animals and us,” Greene told The Christian Post on Tuesday, as he began to explain his recent transformation from atheist to Christian. The theory of evolution didn’t answer his questions, he says, so he just set those questions aside and didn’t think about them anymore.
Good idea, Patrick. Focus on getting to know what your neighbours know and on working together with them to fight blindness.
Now if he would just get in touch with the grumps who are suing the shopping mall Santa Claus, in NPR’s Scott Simon’s’s words, and tell them his good news as well.
Hat tip: Stephanie West Allan at Brains on Purpose